Assists the Lead Child Care Worker or Teacher in providing positive learning environment and experiences which stimulate children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development, consistent with established program performance standards
Regular and consistent attendance is an essential function of this position.
1. Assist Lead Child Care Worker or Teacher to implement safe, developmentally and culturally appropriate daily activities for the group which meet the needs of the children and their families by:
• Following established Daily Activity Schedule for classroom.
• Assisting in the promotion of good nutritional/eating habits.
• Participating in planning developmentally and culturally appropriate daily activities for the group with Education Program Manager, when requested.
2. Assist Lead Child Care Worker or Teacher to ensure effective program operations by:
• Complying with program and Oregon licensing requirements for safety, health, sanitation, nutrition, and emergency including the proper supervision of children at all times.
• Maintaining an organized uncluttered classroom that will prevent injuries to staff and/or children in the group.
• Providing direct care, guidance and training to the children in the group.
• Assisting in the completion of records which could include, Daily Observations Health Check, attendance records, meal counts, bumps and bruises and/or accident reports, Medicine permission authorization forms, classroom safety checklists, etc.
• Assisting with setup and cleanup of meals and snacks appropriate to the age group such as bringing up food from kitchen for lunch and snack, providing bibs for infant toddler, having each child wash their hands before and after meals, having children eat food only when seated at tables.
3. Assisting with setup and cleanup by performing such duties as:
• Cleanup of equipment, floors, walls, sinks, changing and washing of bedding and beds, changing wet or soiled clothing.
• Accept other duties as may be assigned by Lead Child Care Worker or Teacher, Education Program Coordinator and/or Center Director, to meet the needs of the children and families enrolled in center programs.
4. Assist Lead Child Care Worker or Teacher to ensure quality program operations which is responsive to the needs of children and their families by:
• Assisting with the encouragement of parent participation in the classroom, welcoming parents to the room, conversing freely with parents, and directing them to the appropriate staff who can answer their questions.
• Working with children individually or in small groups, in a variety of settings.
• Assisting with classroom management by reinforcing positive behavior, setting clear rules and expectations for classroom behavior. Treating children in a positive and consistent manner.
• Following through on behavior program and suggestions of consultants.
5. Assist Lead Child Care Worker or Teacher to ensure safe program operations by:
• Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding children and families.
• Complying with agency safety standards, policies and procedures.
• Participating in monthly classroom safety checklists and immediately reporting any unsafe or hazardous working conditions and/or injuries.
6. Maintains confidence and protects agency operations by:
• Keeping information confidential.
Education and Job Requirements:
Prior work experience in the care of Infants/Toddlers, Preschool or School Age Children. High School level child development class work preferred. Must be at least 16 years of age.
Have worked at least six (6) months at the center where s/he now employed. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Other Job Requirements:
1. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Bilingual fluency may be required at some work sites.
2. Ability to work and relate positively with children and adults.
3. Ability to pass an agency sponsored physical examination. TB test documented
4. Must pass a criminal records check.
5. No citations for child abuse or neglect.
6. Demonstrate willingness to participate in the center training programs, which may include evening work, overnight and/or out of town travel.
7. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
8. Must possess current First Aid and CPR cards with infant CPR.
Physical Requirements of the Job:
Please see Human Resources for Physical Job Analysis.
May work outdoors intermittently with exposure to typical Oregon weather. There may be frequent interruptions, evening or weekend work, working long hours during peak periods. May work in a confined and small classroom space with minimal room for maneuverability.
Mental Requirements of the Job:
Continual interaction with co-workers, parents, and children to provide information. Must be able to handle multi-faceted tasks on a frequent basis.
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